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Old 11-21-2013, 05:43 AM   #21
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tv- antenna and cable

so what if the booster is not working? (like it won't release the antenna, just like you didn't turn it off) like no power.
granted maybe the mod is a solution....
has it worked recently? or is this new (to you) setup just not working?
you said bedroom tv---so is the front tv ok? what's different in the front vs. rear? (separate cable, antenna and cable?)
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:54 AM   #22
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You may want to consider this mod as it is very easy to switch back and forth between satellite and cable.
Funny, this is similar to the same thing we came up with for our new wiring. We were trying to figure out how to accommodate a gazillion different possibilities.

The answer was a jumper. Runs through with no problem. However when you want to hook up satellite, unhook the jumper, tie into the Receiver and then from the receiver feed back into the system and eliminate the switch box. The only thing getting amplified is the Antenna feed.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #23
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so what if the booster is not working? (like it won't release the antenna, just like you didn't turn it off) like no power. granted maybe the mod is a solution.... has it worked recently? or is this new (to you) setup just not working? you said bedroom tv---so is the front tv ok? what's different in the front vs. rear? (separate cable, antenna and cable?) Gary
The OP reported his problem solved in post #8 if that is what you're referring to.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #24
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Funny, this is similar to the same thing we came up with for our new wiring. We were trying to figure out how to accommodate a gazillion different possibilities.

The answer was a jumper. Runs through with no problem. However when you want to hook up satellite, unhook the jumper, tie into the Receiver and then from the receiver feed back into the system and eliminate the switch box. The only thing getting amplified is the Antenna feed.
Good plan. For future use, could you tell us which lines and what model year this will be found in? (Eg 2013+ Lexington, 2014+ Sunseeker, ...)
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #25
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We're doing it in Sunseeker, Solera, Forester (and I'm pretty sure Lexington). We started about a month ago, there should be some wired that way on dealer lots already.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:48 AM   #26
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Brian, thanks for the info!

Let me take this opportunity to give you some hopefully totally unnecessary feedback. One of the FRF members was asking about the jumper setup in their Forester a bit ago, and I didn't have a real good idea of where it was located, but it made me think about location.

This is all about he satellite receiver location from the perspective of Dish Network customers. I was thinking that it was your intent to put the Sat. receiver at the location of the jumper panel. If so:
  1. There needs to be a 120v outlet there.
  2. The receivers generate a lot of heat so the area needs to be open or ventilated or have a door that can be left open enough for ventilation.
  3. The most commonly used receiver in an RV, and the only one that works with the very popular Tailgater (Vip211) has only an infrared remote. Radio-wave control is not an option, so the receiver can't be behind a door unless it has glass in it or the door can be left open (without being in the way).
  4. It must be easy/practical to run an HDMI cable from the receiver location to the nearby TV. (I understand that a modulated output from the receiver can go back in to the downstream side of the jumper connection and while that's great for secondary TVs, it's only Standard Definition signal and not good enough for the main TV.)
Of course another way to do this is just to have it be easy/practical to run two coax cables from the intended receiver location which meets the above needs to the jumper-plate location.

Thanks for listening, and thanks for the great service you provide to FRF Members!
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #27
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Thanks for the feedback. We thought about this a lot and there still might be some snags but...
1. We're running it right next to the outlet for the side TV. There is also 110v there.
2. Most are an open cabinet...but we have a new option coming out for Dish that includes the receiver and I think they made it 12v for us. I'll know more when we get back from our wholesale show, I think we built some with that option. I think the proto had it over the door in a dedicated cabinet that was ventilated.
3. The built in one is exposed. I think a bracket where the receiver could be mounted below the cabinet would be ideal. Keep the storage, vent the receiver and have IR line of site.
4. It will be next to the main TV. The only question is in the case of the front entertainment center. I haven't seen one of those, but I have asked for wired A/V plates anyway since the rear TV connections are not easily accessible without it.

I'll try and get some real world pictures by the beginning of Dec.
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...damn I have Satillite! Can't begin to thank all of you for these forums and the help. Great to have everything working. Bless you all and didn't take very long either. Thank you again. Bruce
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